November 5, 2020

Tottenham 2-1 Brighton & Hove Albion: Gareth Bale’s strike sends Spurs 2nd

Tottenham Hotspur protected a 2-1 victory over visiting Brighton on Sunday night to move 2nd on the log.

Tottenham Hotspur protected a 2-1 victory over visiting Brighton on Sunday night to move 2nd on the log.

Harry Kane opened up the scoring through a penalty prior to his strike was terminated by Lamptey.

Gareth Bale originated from the bench to score the winner for Spurs, just three minutes after his introduction.

Spurs were handed a penalty in the 12th min after Lallana fouled Harry Kane inside the threat area. VAR was called into action to confirm if Kane dropped inside the penalty area or on the edge. The check was full and the north London side had the possibility to take the lead from the spot. Kane stepped up to take it and he sent the goalkeeper the wrong side.

There was one more penalty case for the guests as Trossard dropped in the area under a challenge from Doherty.

There was a quick check from the VAR however replays showed Doherty did have hold of Triossard, yet he let go prior to the cross came in therefore no penalty was given.

Eleven minutes after the restart of the 2nd part, Brighton attracted degree via Lamptey. Brighton worked the ball across the penalty location to Lamptey, that produced a cool finish to pick out the much edge.

There was a quick goal review but the goal stood.

Gareth Bale was introduced in the 70th min and took him 3 mins to register his name in the scoresheet. The Welshman chose in acres of space by dormer Real Madrid team-mate Reguillon and he powered the ball past the dive of Sanchez from around eight-yards.

The north London side will certainly end the day as high as second in the Premier League table for the first time because February 2019 under Jose Mourinho.